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6 ways to make more money this festive season

Posted by Doug Radkey on Dec 3, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Festive Season. These two words signal colder weather (in most areas), delicious comfort food, creative drinks, memorable parties, laughter with friends & family, and of course - gift giving.

These are also two words that nearly everyone seems to look forward to throughout the year, including that of restaurant owners. The reason is quite simple; consumers are often in a generous mood which equals longer stays and more spending dollars.

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Topics: Marketing, Insights, Managers

17 top hospitality podcasts to keep you inspired heading into the new year

Posted by Andrea Aguilar on Nov 26, 2018 4:30:00 PM

If it’s one thing I’ve noticed about the people who are dominating the hospitality industry these days, it’s their innovative thinking. It’s one thing to stay with the times, but I’ve noticed that most of the top hospitality leaders are looking towards the future. How do they do that? Well, they have their ear to the ground. They are always learning from other great leaders and testing out ideas.

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Topics: Insights, Managers, Staff

Top venues with crafted tea menus

Posted by Chloe Papas on Nov 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s the second most consumed beverage in the world after water, yet tea is rarely given center stage. However, more and more restaurants, bars and hotels around the world are extending their tea lists beyond the classic English Breakfast or Oolong to accommodate for customers who can’t or don’t wish to drink alcohol or coffee, and to follow in the footsteps of venues that are rapidly gaining in popularity due to their tea menus.

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Topics: Marketing, Insights

Six of the most haunted restaurants in the world

Posted by Emily Marr on Oct 31, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Happy Halloween! This annual event originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would dress up in costumes and light bonfires to ward off ghosts. Today, Halloween is celebrated with trick-or-treating, costumes, pumpkin carving and more. But the essential ingredient – ghosts – hasn’t vanished.

For some, these chilling apparitions don’t disappear at the stroke of midnight. In fact, quite a few restaurants around the world have some chilling tales which will see your skin crawling no matter what time of the year.

Read on if you dare.

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Topics: Insights

5 weird and wacky ways to open a champagne bottle

Posted by Emily Marr on Sep 13, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Popping open a bottle of champagne is wonderful and decadent. The pop and hiss of the champagne bubbling away are often associated with celebrations, events or special treats. Yet, this sumptuous and often expensive tipple comes with a danger often overlooked: the cork.

Twist the bottle, not the cork is what is often invoked from the first time you hold a bottle of champagne. But we’ve done some digging to find some other quirky, and somewhat risqué, ways to open a bottle of champagne.

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Topics: Hotels, Insights, Staff, Restaurants